Current Topics in the Field of Virtual Reality

Semester:
SS 2016
Type:
Seminar
Lecturer:
Credits:
ECTS 4
Links:
link to additional information(templates, hints, etc.)
Contact:
haenel@vr.rwth-aachen.de
Course Dates:
Type
Date
Room
Introductory Event 2016-04-14 at 11:00 AM Seminar Room 003, Kopernikusstraße 6, Extension Building IT Center
Lab Demo (optional) 2016-04-18 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM VR Lab K115, Kopernikusstraße 6, Extension Building IT Center
Submission Literature Research and Outline 2016-05-08 at 11:59 PM
First Submission 2016-06-19 at 11:59 PM
Final Submission 2016-07-10 11:59 PM
Rehearsal Talk Till 2016-07-22 Seminar Room 003, Kopernikusstraße 6, Extension Building IT Center
Final Presentation 2016-08-01 Conference Room, Seffenter Weg 23, IT Center

The seminar deals with current research topics in the field of Virtual Reality. Topics are taken from conference contributions and the latest journal publications. The focus is on research and applications in medicine, mechanical engineering, machine and plant construction, flow visualization, and flow simulation.

Course:

Topics for presentations will be agreed on in the course of the semester; the presentations will be given in an intensive block course format towards the end of the lecture period. Seminar participants can take part in a guided tour through the VR Lab and a demonstration of the aixCAVE.

Requirements:

Previous knowledge of the subject is not required; but attendance of the Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics lectures by Professors Kuhlen and Kobbelt, respectively, is recommended.

Certificate of Participation ("Schein"):

Students who wish to obtain a certificate of participation must submit a written paper (a PDF file created using LaTeX), give successful presentation of the paper (and a prior test presentation in front of their supervisor) at the block seminar, and attend the block seminar in its entirety. Please note that all deadlines must be met. The decision on who will receive the certificate will be announced at the end of the block seminar.

List of Available Topics:

  • A Formal Description of Multimodal Interaction Techniques for Immersive Virtual Reality Applications.
    (supervised by Dr.-Ing. Benjamin Weyers)

  • Preliminary Study to Determine a “User-Friendly” Bending Method: Comparison Between Bending and Touch Interaction.
    (supervised by Dipl.-Ing. Claudia Hänel)

  • Exploration of Virtual and Augmented Reality for Visual Analytics and 3D Volume Rendering of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Data.
    (supervised by Dipl.-Ing. Claudia Hänel)

  • Combating VR Sickness through Subtle Dynamic Field-Of-View Modification.
    (supervised by Daniel Zielasko, M.Sc)

  • From Motion to Photons in 80 Microseconds: Towards Minimal Latency for Virtual and Augmented Reality.
    (supervised by Sebastian Freitag, M.Sc.)

  • Eye Tracking for Locomotion Prediction in Redirected Walking.
    (supervised by Sebastian Freitag, M.Sc.)

  • Generating Semantic Information for Virtual Environments.
    (supervised by Andrea Bönsch, M.Sc.)

  • Effects of Virtual Human Appearance Fidelity on Emotion Contagion in Affective Inter-Personal Simulations.
    (supervised by Andrea Bönsch, M.Sc.)

  • Coordinated Hybrid Virtual Environments: Seamless Interaction Contexts for Effective Virtual Reality.
    (supervised by Christian Nowke, M.Sc.)

  • Efficient HRTF-based Spatial Audio for Area and Volumetric Sources.
    (supervised by Dipl.-Inform. Dominik Rausch)

  • Frameless Volume Visualization.
    (supervised by Andrea Schnorr, M.Sc.)

  • Lift-Off: Using Reference Imagery and Freehand Sketching to Create 3D Models in VR.
    (supervised by Dipl.-Inform. Sebastian Pick)

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